Day Eight

First stop of the day: Mooresville Public Library, where Meghan Adams, the library’s Adult Program Coordinator, shows me into a room where tables are set with lovely teapots and platters of goodies. And to top it off, there’s an elaborate display of medical equipment to set the scene: an antique gurney, x-ray light box, doctor’s cabinet, and a skeleton!

Posing with the "nurse" in the Mooresville medical display.

Posing with the “nurse” in the Mooresville medical display.

 

With Meghan Adams of Mooresville Public Library

With Meghan Adams of Mooresville Public Library

Meghan had been reading my blog, so she knew Hubby was a coffee addict — and she presented us with a basket filled with coffee-related goodies to keep him happy on the road. Afterwards, she and her staff took me out to lunch at a local eatery, where I dived right into one of their grilled cheese and veggie sandwiches.

Lunch at Ralph and Ava's Cafe

Lunch at Ralph and Ava’s Cafe

My evening event was at the White River Branch of the Johnson County Public Library in Greenwood. Before the speech, I was treated to dinner by members of the library staff and the board. By the time we returned to the library, the seats were already filling up — 45 minutes early!

With Kelly Schmidt (Adult Services) and Beverly Martin (Drector)

With Kelly Schmidt (Adult Services) and Beverly Martin (Drector)

The library had already anticipated a big crowd, and they had an overflow room set up with extra chairs, where latecomers could view my talk via Skype. A pretty ingenious solution! In the end, we needed every single chair, because over 130 people showed up.

So did Barnes and Noble — which sold out of paperbacks.

Rob Joiner of Barnes and Noble

Rob Joiner of Barnes and Noble

Biggest turnout so far on the tour — and so many smiling faces!

With Monica Harvey and Phyllis Reynolds

With Monica Harvey and Phyllis Reynolds

With Branch Manager Linda Kilbert and Tiffany Wilson

With Branch Manager Linda Kilbert and Tiffany Wilson

With Kelly Schmiddt and Patti Treadway.

With Kelly Schmiddt and Patti Treadway.

Only six more libraries to go. This tour is whizzing by.

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